Cactus and Tropicals is a ceremony and reception venue located in Salt Lake City & Draper, Utah. The venue works to create whatever mood you would like and makes your special day an unforgettable experience. Experience their year-round indoor tropical location for your wedding!
Facilities and Capacity
Cactus and Tropicals have two greenhouses filled with plants, exotic trees, and colorful flowers that bloom all year. Winding paths, fountains and gorgeous arbors only add to the venue’s modern and tropical style. The venue has a maximum capacity of 200 and a minimum of five. This wedding venue can accommodate for all your guests, whether you are planning an intimate or large affair.
Cactus and Tropicals has an event planning service that will help you with every step leading up to your special day. The venue also provides flowers and decor that will embellish the event space just the way you like. You can use the space for bridal showers, engagement parties, ceremonies, and receptions. Other services include event rentals and lighting/sound.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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User3932125 · 2+ years ago
My daughter’s wedding at Cactus & Tropicals in Draper couldn’t have been more perfect! The location is absolutely beautiful as it is full of wonderful plants, fountains, and lights. There is also a patio with an amazing view of the valley, and a fireplace that our guests had tons of fun roasting marshmallows in!Sent on 02/25/2014
Aside from being a beautiful location, Cactus & Tropicals is a great place to hold an event because of the flexibility that they provide. We were able to bring in whatever caterer that we wanted without any extra fees, and we were also able to have a bar. Those freedoms are hard to find at many venues here in Utah.
The event coordinator, Vanessa, was also the best to work with! This was my third child to get married and the service and assistance that Vanessa provided us went above and beyond any previous experiences I’ve have had at other venues. As the wedding got closer, I contacted Vanessa sometimes daily with questions and requests and she always was prompt to help me. The day of the wedding Vanessa and her staff worked so hard taking care of all the setup for us and they even assisted us in putting up the extra decorations that we brought in. She provided us with beautiful centerpieces in colors we wanted, and even filled up our buffet area and cake table with beautiful coordinating flowers as well.
I couldn’t be any happier with the service we received, and the beauty of the venue! I would recommend Cactus & Tropicals to anyone!
Kristen · Married on 06/15/2019
Beautiful, high quality venue at a budget friendly price
We would give Cactus & Tropicals 10 stars if we could. Of all of the venues, they were the only ones that allowed us the flexibility of choosing our own vendors for the event and for a much lower rental fee than any other venue. The space is lush, green, peaceful and immaculate.Sent on 06/17/2019
Jason makes planning a breeze. With his extensive experience, he is able to foresee any potential complication and figure them out before they happen. The store offers a lot of centerpiece options with tables and seating for 100 people and it's all included in the rental fee. We chose to rent many of their hurricanes, candles, and votives at a lower price than we found elsewhere. They have a large variety of styles to meet every taste.
The day of our reception Jason helped us set up and arranged a 4-person team who made sure we had a perfect event. Everything went seamlessly! We even forgot a couple of things and they jumped in and saved the day. We were able to focus on celebrating and never had to worry about staying on schedule. Eric, the team lead, did a great job of coordinating the guests, announcing each moment- such as cake cutting, first dance, etc. and flawlessly switched between our many playlists at just the right time. One of our guests went home and told her 16-year-old son that when he gets married someday, they will be having the wedding at Cactus and Tropicals. Thank you, Jason, for a perfect day!
Maggie Franz · Married on 04/20/2019
The best venue in the area
I cannot believe C&T doesn't charge double what they do. I was so overwhelmed about wedding planning until we booked the SLC location. Jason walked me through every single detail. They provided a day-of planner, and they emceed the entire evening. Not to mention they provide the table, chairs, and centerpieces, all included in the price. My sign-in table was pretty wimpy and Jason immediately told me to grab whatever I wanted from a table of flowers to jazz it up. It ended up looking like a beautifully designed table of flowers that would have cost at least $1,000 from a professional to do. Multiple people have complimented the magic of the night because of the venue. They work so hard to make it beautiful and all you have to do is show up. I would tell any friend to use this venue.Sent on 05/08/2019
Cactus and Tropicals is a beautiful place to hold an event. By the time we arrive with the food, the Cactus and Tropicals staff has all of the tables and linens set up. The venue always looks great and the staff is very easy to work with.